VBG Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft

Art concept for the new administration building

The VBG has chosen the Dompalais Brühl in Erfurt as its new administrative headquarters. The spacious building was erected as a solitary building directly at the foot of the Erfurt Cathedral Hill and is part of the Brühl district. The development concept envisaged designing this district as a lively attraction with a mixture of work, living and leisure.

You enter the building from Koenbergkstraße and get to the translucent entrance area, which continues into the elevator area as an access axis through the ground floor to the casino. The basic mood, through building materials such as marble, metal, wood and glass, evokes a direct reference to the corporate philosophy of VBG through its materiality and color. The wall surfaces in the hall emphasize the stringency of the architectural axis and convey a synergetic visual effect to the fixtures and materials used.

When entering the main entrance of the building, the viewer already gets an impression of the generosity of the architecture. The materials and natural colors for the floor, generous glass surfaces and the clear structure of the bright wall surfaces are effectively emphasized by the artistic design.

The artist Thomas Kaeseberg, mediated by Samuelis Baumgarte Art Consulting, responded excellently to the entrance situation and underlines the spacious entrance hall with his artwork "transformation" - an installation made of light boxes. The art concept stands as a symbol for movement, change, as one of the fundamental structures of work - and communication processes. Through its components light and object, the work receives a spatial experience, which opens up the circle of conception through the transformation of the architectural space, which is also perceptible to humans.

Based on the architectural conditions and areas of activity of the client, the artist decided on a streamlined, abstract, signal-like design that encompasses the space. The symbolic effect emanating from the individual components of the work was important to him in order to achieve a synthesis of space (design), user and work of art. The wall objects contain the elements of painting, sculpture and room installation and, with their clear language of form and the density of the artistic concept, develop a complex, creative spatial presence that, in addition, constantly seeks dialogue with the user through a strong visual effect.